Dine early — 3:30 to 6 p.m., Sunday through Friday — at venerable Jax Cafe (1928 University Av. NE., Mpls., 612-789-7297,, and enjoy a host of money-saving early-bird specials: Prime rib with a baked potato for $23.95, an 8-ounce sirloin with a baked potato for $22.95, chicken pot pie for $15.95, and more, all served with a choice of soup or salad and the restaurant's bread basket.